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Old 06-22-2014, 12:20 AM   #21
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A few pictures would be in order for me to offer anymore advice. If not possible, I would recommend having someone that is very knowledgeable of this type of gun to check it out.
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:44 AM   #22
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I ordered a new retainer pin and am now waiting for it to arrive. Also, Does anyone know if it is normal for a sks Gas piston to stop in the gas tube about half way?

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A pic would help jic but if it looks like below u r good.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:14 AM   #23
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The first Picture is of the gas tube, this is as far back as it goes. The piston head goes a little under half way in the gas tube. The second is of the Firing pin in the bolt.
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This is my first sks so I'm not very familiar with the way things fit/work. Hopefully this will be the last problem in the way of me taking this thing to the range
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Yes thats fine as stated above. I thought for a moment the rod stopped before the head was in. This is normal.
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The new retainer pin came in and... Doesn't fit. The head of the pin is too big for the recess in the bolt. Any suggestions?

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The new retainer pin came in and... Doesn't fit. The head of the pin is too big for the recess in the bolt. Any suggestions?

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Probably from a different SKS. I have not dealt with an oversized SKS retainer pin. If it was my rifle, I would carefully file off the pinhead until it fits in tight. Dry fire with a snap cap. Then test-fire, single rounds first. Wear impact resistant goggles. Backup action - take the bolt assembly to a large gun show and find the correct size/shape pin.
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Probably from a different SKS. I have not dealt with an oversized SKS retainer pin. If it was my rifle, I would carefully file off the pinhead until it fits in tight. Dry fire with a snap cap. Then test-fire, single rounds first. Wear impact resistant goggles. Backup action - take the bolt assembly to a large gun show and find the correct size/shape pin.
I might end up sending the bolt to Murray's Gunsmithing or a local Gunsmith. Always better safe then sorry. I appreciate all the feedback!
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I might end up sending the bolt to Murray's Gunsmithing or a local Gunsmith. Always better safe then sorry. I appreciate all the feedback!
Makes sense. I try all I can before sending guns or parts away, just hate to do this.
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